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Re: the war against Libya

Postby yialousa1971 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:30 pm

Erdogan sending Turkish troops to Libya ahead of Berlin peace talks

Turkey is sending troops to Libya to ensure the stability of the UN-backed government in Tripoli, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced. The move comes ahead of a Berlin summit on the security situation in the country.
Ankara has already deployed forces to train troops loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA), as part of a security cooperation agreement between the two countries.

Erdogan also said that, as part of a maritime agreement, it would no longer be possible for other states to conduct oil exploration and drilling off the coast of Libya without the approval of Ankara and Tripoli.

Turkey has vowed to support the GNA’s months-long fight against Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar. Erdogan has vowed to teach "putschist" Haftar a “lesson” if he does not cease his military campaign against the UN-backed government. The commander left a Moscow summit aimed at brokering a ceasefire in Libya, stalling progress that had been made toward ending the conflict.

https://www.rt.com/news/478416-turkey-s ... a-erdogan/
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Re: the war against Libya

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Re: the war against Libya

Postby B25 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:03 am

repulsewarrior wrote:https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-01-16/libya-explains-why-turkey-has-no-friends

..Bloomberg's take.


For as long as the US/UK/EU tolerate this behaviour, Turkey will just carry on. Someone somewhere needs to bring Turkey down a peg or two.

btw, where is Loud mouth Lordo these days? Seems he disappeared when his beloved Corbyn lost the elections. Wonder why. Come back Lordo all is forgiven.
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Re: the war against Libya

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:46 am

...results from the Berlin Summit are no surprise,

https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Turke ... ict-614628

...the question still remains, will Turkey's Erdogan go too far.
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Re: the war against Libya

Postby Maximus » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:46 am

The result of the Berlin conference is to put an end to all foreign interference in the country and achieve a ceasefire.

Any country breaking the arms embargo will be sanctioned.

That kind of checks Erdogan from meddling because if he is caught smuggling weapons or Jihadi mercenaries in, as he intends, Turkey can expect sanctions.
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Re: the war against Libya

Postby Kikapu » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:53 am

Maximus wrote:The result of the Berlin conference is to put an end to all foreign interference in the country and achieve a ceasefire.

Any country breaking the arms embargo will be sanctioned.

That kind of checks Erdogan from meddling because if he is caught smuggling weapons or Jihadi mercenaries in, as he intends, Turkey can expect sanctions.


Apparently, it was only a verbal agreement and not a written agreements by all those who attended the Berlin summit on Libya for them not to militarily support the warring factions, so basically it means arms and fighters will continue to pour into Libya.

The good news is, if Turkey start loosing man and equipment in large numbers, they won't be able to ask NATO for help since Turkey would have broken their verbal agreement not to support the war in Libya.
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Re: the war against Libya

Postby Maximus » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:16 am

Endorgan keeps engineering one bigger crisis after the previous to divert the public's attention away from all his failing policies and corruption.

He is just trying to cover up his shit with more shit to stay in power at any cost.

But it will all catch up with him because his current trajectory is not sustainable on any issue.

The economy is a ponzi scheme, the currency is becoming ever more worthless and his domestic and foreign policy is a dismal failure.

But hey, there are still some knuckleheads that support him to the bitter end.
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Re: the war against Libya

Postby repulsewarrior » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:03 pm

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Re: the war against Libya

Postby repulsewarrior » Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:49 am

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Re: the war against Libya

Postby repulsewarrior » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:10 pm

https://thearabweekly.com/erdogan-and-his-mercenaries

Arab Weekly's take...

The dangerous mix of mercenaries and jihadists is triggering serious concerns in Libya — even in Sarraj’s camp. Wariness is also legitimately expressed by Libya’s neighbours and by Europeans across the sea.
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